Sports Massage in Bradford
Sports massage is proven to release and reduce tension in muscles, improve circulation, relax the body and help with recovery from physical activity.
Sports massage isn't just for athletes! If you are new to sport & want to relax aching muscles, find you have muscle stiffness due to being sat a desk all day or just have general tightness in certain muscles then you will benefit from sports massage.
We'll check posture, range of movement and function of your problem area and provide effective treatment to help improve these imbalances.
Massages range from 30 minute treatments to 45 minute treatments. Consultations plus initial treatment are 60 minutes.
Improve athletic performance, improve your recovery from your gym session, aid in injury prevention and improve muscle tightness causing aches and pains.
Why Do You Need a Sports Massage?
Sports massage is proven to release and reduce tension in muscles, improve circulation and encourage the removal of waste products from the tissues. It will help to relax the body and promote recovery and reduce the chances of muscle injury. It's also beneficial for pain caused by muscle tension such as some types of back pain.
Is Sports Massage Right for You?
Sports massage is beneficial for athletes, gym goers or those that don't exercise on a regular basis. As it is to treat tight and tense muscles, those that don't exercise will benefit as being sedentary can cause muscle tension, as too can stress and will help with poor posture and muscle aches and pains.
What Is Sports Massage Like?
Sports massage involves the stroking and kneading of muscle tissues to stretch tired and tight muscles until they relax and become ready for recovery.
Sports Massage Sessions
Sessions last from 30 minutes for maintenance sessions up to 60 minutes depending on the number or areas needing treatment. Consultations last for 45-60 minutes as we will cover why it is you've come in and complete the relevant assessments to ensure you are given the best treatment plan.
Sports Massage Techniques
Sports massage always starts with effleurage, this is a series of gliding strokes to warm up the muscle tissues ready for any deep tissue work. It is a soothing, stroking movement used at the beginning and end of massage and is used to link heavier techniques.
Petrissage is a heavier technique used after effleurage in which deeper pressure is applied to tissues to help free up movement of muscles and treat any knots or muscle spasms.
Tapotement is used further into the massage treatment and is a rhythmic percussion to help stimulate muscle tissue and nerves, done using the edge of the hand, a cupped hand or the tips of the fingers.
Results & Benefits of Sports Massage
Sports massage helps with injury prevention and recovery from activity. Can help to reduce pain caused by muscle tightness or damage such as lower back pain. It relieves muscle tension caused by stress, increases blood flow to the muscles and improves mobility and flexibility, making it easier to move.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does sports massage take?
Maintenance sessions last from 30-60 minutes depending on the areas being worked. All consultations last 60 minutes.
What should I wear?
Loose fitting clothing such as shorts for lower body treatment, a sports bra that allows access to upper body treatment for females.
Is sports massage painful?
Sports massage is like a workout for the body, you may be sore the next day and if heavier massage techniques have been used, you could have some small bruises. In general sports massage is not meant to be painful.
Can sports massage heal non-sports injuries?
Yes, because sports massage increases blood flow to the muscles and increases circulation it can help to speed up the healing process.
Is there a one to one consultation on my first appointment?
Yes, your first visit will be a consultation to assess the problem you have come in with and provide you with an appropriate treatment plan based upon those findings.